Global Compact Spanish Network makes available to companies, entities and the general public a formative "pill" to divulgate, in general therms, what is the climate change and what steps can be taken to integrate actions to tackle it from the corporative policies of sustainability.
As one of the greatest threats for our planet nowadays, fighting against climate change occupies a prominent place in the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals with SDG 13.
The SDG 13 introduces the climate change as a fundamental issue at the policies, strategies and plans of countries, companies and civil society, improving the response to the problems it generates, such as natural disasters and promoting education and awareness of the entire population in relation with the phenomenon.
Also, states are urged to contribute financially to achieve the goals of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and to cooperate with developing countries and small island states to improve their capacity to tackle climate change, paying particular attention to the problems it generates in women, young people and marginalized communities.
The private sector plays a leading role in this regard, in the establishment of strategies to reduce their CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, promoting renewable energies to the instead of fossils in their activities, investing in R&D to develop environmental innovations and technologies, and working in coordination with the international community to achieve global commitments on climate change.
In Spain, besides, we are living the eventual new law of climate change and energy transition.
Through training and awareness-raising resources, such as this course, the Spanish Network intends to increase the involvement of the private sector in climate action.
This pill named Introduction to climate change aims to offer general notions about the subject, related to its causes and effects; as well as an overview of the institutional arrangements and the main actions of the private sector related to climate management. At the end, the pill presents practical cases of Global Compact partner companies and resources from other platforms.